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SIFFCY 2022 – Young Jury

YOUNG Jury (International)

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Adriana María Garay Chávez - CUBA

Since Adriana was 12 years old she has been a member of Rodando Fantasías (Shooting Fantasies), a community project that aims for developing an interest in being active towards cinema in children and teenagers, meaning that there they are encouraged to create their own audiovisual materials through workshops of cinema appreciation, photography, scripts, etc. and the opportunity of participating in different events about cinema made by children and youth, from Cuba and from other parts of the world (specially from Latin America).

Amine Haouari - CANADA

Amine is 13 years old and is in grade secondary 2 in high school in Quebec city. He loves Japanese movies and dreams of travelling to Japan. He enjoys good cinema and being part of a jury for a film festival. He first met Jitendra Mishra in Spain in 2019 when he was a youth jury for MICE festival. He remembers being moved by the film Halkaa which pictured children from India. He is looking forward to discovering more world cinema at SIFFCY 2022.

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Namrah Sheikh - UAE

Film student at Amity University Dubai

I have limited experience working in professional settings. However, I have worked on my university assignments
and projects that have given me experience in all aspects of the film industry like directing, editing, cinematography, talent search, screenwriting, and production setup.

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Nikolas Kubik - CZECH REPUBLIC

Hello! My name is Nikolas, I am 12 years old, I come from Prague in Czech Republic. I live in India for 3 and half years now. I also lived in Minsk in Belarus and in Almaty in Kazakhstan. I like movies because they are entertaining and a piece of art. I like detective movies most of all. I like to build things out of Lego, I like to do scale modelling of planes and I also like sports like cycling and skiing. I like to read realistic fiction books, I like books by Jules Verne. I like to listen to classical music, I like Dvorak the most. It is a pleasure for me to watch the movies and be part of the jury. I really appreciate it. I am looking forward to it! Yours sincerely, Nikolas Kubik

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Jim Lerner - GERMANY

Jim goes to the 7th grade of the Albert Schweizer Gymnasium in Limbach-Oberfrohna (near Chemnitz/Germany).

Jim has been part of the YoUCi project since around 2018. In YoUCi, he is part of a group of young people who screen films together beyond the IFF SCHLiNGEL Festival and discuss them afterwards.

Farhan Ansari
Farhan Ansari, 15 - Shakuntala Group Of Schools , Bhilai 

Young, energetic innovative movie maker as well as dancer. I had dramatized several topics of NCERT curriculum for class 10 in theater form which is the demand of NEP.
1. I had participated in reality show Dance ka Tadka season 1 ,Dishum TV .
2. Acted in the serial Savdhan India episode no. 91 season 5 ,Star Bharat
3. Moreover played a vital role in the short movie”Entity a hope of life”.
4. RJ of radio humsafar australia(host)

Riddhima Sharma
Riddhima Sharma, 15 - DAV Public School, Pushpanjali Enclave, Pitampura, Delhi

I am Riddhima and I am from new Delhi,India. I am excited to be a part of SIFFCY 2022 young jury team and want to thank the organizers for providing this wonderful opportunity to me. I believe that good movies, which talk about friendship, helping others and realizing our dreams in life, help us become better human beings. personally, I like comedy movies, as they are always a stress buster. I have been learning Indian classical dance ‘Kathak’ since last 10 years and have participated in various cultural festivals. I have a great interest in discovering music of different types. I enjoy travelling, making friends and love food. I hope that one day, I will get an opportunity to travel around the world and learn about various countries, people and their culture.

Raanya Arora
Raanya Arora, 16 - Modern Public School, Shalimar Bagh, Delhi

Raanya Arora, currently 12th class medical student who strives hard for her goals. Apart from being good at academics, she never fails to miss any opportunity that comes her way. She has various accolades to her name including editor in chief in school’s readers’ and writers’ club.  She also has a passion for arts, writing and is a district level debater who is always up for adventures. She is a fervent believer of the saying don’t let fear interfere.

Saakhi Dewan
Saakhi Dewan, 17 - Modern Public School, Shalimar Bagh, Delhi

Saakhi Dewan, a student of Modern Public School, Shalimar Bagh, is a curious learner and a zealous being who is always looking for new opportunities in life. She is a debater, an artist and a student entrepreneur who also owns a small business. She also has a knack for creative writing. further, she holds important portfolios at her school level as well including the chief head girl and the president elect of the entrepreneurship club of the school. She lives by the philosophy that Sky’s the limit.

Tamanna Pahuja
Tamanna Pahuja, 15 - Heritage International Public School,Durg,Chhattisgarh

Tamanna is a smart and confident student. She has done comparing for school activities. She gets connected to mates at ease and enjoys interacting with them on any innovative topics. She wants to become a physiotherapist in future.

Preksha Godha
Preksha Godha, 14 - Heritage International Public School,Durg,Chhattisgarh

Preksha has a unique talent of writing hindIpoetries. She has published a book “इ तहास के प से” related to Indian history. She has won many awards for her amazing work.
She is also good in pencil sketching . She has keen interest in participating in all extra-curricular activities.

Shashwat Dubey
Shashwat Dubey, 14 - Heritage International Public School,Durg,Chhattisgarh

He is a very proactive student. His dream is to become an I as officer.
He has interest in watching and playing cricket. He is a die hard fan of Rohit Sharma

Nishika Singh
Nishika Singh, 14 - Heritage International Public School,Durg,Chhattisgarh

Nishika actively participates in science exhibitions and has won prizes for her models. She enjoys sketching and watching movies during her free time.
She has a very strong career goal to join the civil service and become an I as officer.

Kuhoo Sharma
Kuhoo Sharma, 16 - Shakuntala Group Of Schools , Bhilai 

I have participated in various debate competitions ,nukkad nataks,anchoring  competitions and elocution competitions has woIseveral awards. I accept your invitation for the young jury program of the 8th Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth, India: SIFFCY 2022.

Venu sahu
Venu Sahu, 16 - Aziz Public School, Rajnandgaon

I wanted to be a teacher. I am interested in mathematics and sanskrit. I had got 2nd positioning in balancing race held in my school at annual sports day.I am really very interested to participate in SIFFCY. I have heard about SIFFCY through online media and our teacher has also told us about that. My inspiration is my father. SIFFCY is an initiative of Indian’s leading development organization smile foundation that attracts thousands of film maker, industry professional across the world. I think SIFFCY is a great platform for film maker.

Vibhuti Bhatnagar
Vibhuti Bhatnagar, 16 - Aziz Public School, Rajnandgaon

I am an ambitious person. I am always enthusiastic to quench my thirst for knowledge. I like to learn new things daily about my academics. I am good in studies. Apart from studies I like dancing Iam a trained Bharatnatyam dancer and sometimes I sing opera. My aspiration is to become a space scientist and my inspiration is Dr. Kalam. I have an excellent communication skill and also have won debate competition. I always have to take part in competitions. Now over whelmed to share information about SIFFCY. It is and initiative of India’s leading development organization Smile Foundation. I think it is a very nice platform for young generation.

Anubha Paresh
Anubha Paresh, 17 - Delhi Public School, Bhilai

Been a part of the student’s council
Head girl Pre-Primary wing
Head girl Primary wing
Jr. Vice Head Girl Senior wing
Has won lst position in Interschool quiz competition
Has won lst prize in Inter school Hindi debate organised by DPS Bhilai and by Bhilai Steel Plant on Wildlife conservation week

Darshit Jain
Darshit Jain, 15 - Delhi Public School, Bhilai

Darshit Jain is a student of class 10th studying in Delhi Public School, Bhilai. He is a self-motivated and highly reliable student, who can contribute not only in academic excellences but also utilize his exceptional team orientation and interpersonal skills in extra curricular activities.

Yashica Gupta
Yashica Gupta, 14 - Bharti Public School, Mayur Vihar Phase 3, Delhi

As a high school student in the 10th grade, I have accomplished a great deal. As a teenager, I enjoy watching movies, drawing, and dancing freely. But at the same time, I have many dreams that Ihave to fulfil by myself. As a person, I am hard-working and determined to achieve my goal. As a leader, I have helped many people through my knowledge and positive nature. A few years ago, my school organised an event by “The Smile Foundation”, a charity organisation that made me believe that there are many people who want to help others. That was an event when I thought that my leadership qualities would now pop out in the correct way. I stood up and began collecting funds and old clothes that could help the needy in some way.

I am highly grateful to my school as well as the Smile Foundation for giving me an opportunity to help others. I improved as a human. also, I really appreciate the changes that have been made to being more responsible, internally beautiful, and more determined.

Anish Nair
Anish Nair, 14 - Bharti Public School, Mayur Vihar Phase 3, Delhi

My name is Anish Nair. Studying in class 10, I cherish being involved in activities that not only help me to make the most of my time but also help me to learn something new, such as reading story books. I love watching movies. I consider films not only as a source of entertainment, but also as a significant medium through which a massive impact is created on people all over the world. By portraying things as they are, they help us come face-to-face with issues that we may have ignored in the past. With this golden opportunity I have got from the esteemed non-profit organisation “Smile Foundation”, to be a participant in SIFFCY, the initiative of India’s leading development organization, I am sure I’ll be able to learn something new.

Jini Salina Khan
Jini Salina Khan, 15 - St. Xavier’S High School, Vyapar Vihar, Bilaspur

I am an enthusiastic and determined girl. I have recently achieved first rank in Science, English, Informatics and Social Studies Olympiads. I also got selected for inspire manak awards 2021-22. I have also participated in CBSE regional Science Exhibition in 2019. I secured first position in national speech competition organised by vegas centre of English language. I have also been facilitated by Unesco and Wisdom Foundation. I also managed to secure top 100 rank in VSSF spot exams. Apart from these I hold numerous achievements in dance, music, art, debates and other co-curricular activities. I was also an active participant of coding week and have achieved 2nd rank in the same

Dev Pratap Singh
Dev Pratap Singh, 12 - St. Xavier’S High School, Vyapar Vihar, Bilaspur

I am an enthusiastic and altruistic student of my class. I am a serious person and like to keep things in my circle. My interest includes reading about day to day tech and listening music. With this rhythm I would like to complete my class 12th and pursue my engineering degree and reach heights of eminence in life.

Siddharth Bhunjia
Siddharth Bhunjia, 14 - St. Xavier’S High School, Vyapar Vihar, Bilaspur

My life aim is to crack IIT-JEE and become a successful engineer. My hobby is to play guitar and sing songs. Guitar is also my passion. My highest percentage is 100% in class 5th and I have more than 30 certificates and I try to participate in all competitions. So it’s about myself now Iintroducing my family there are four members including me. My father is businessman & we have 2 cafes in bilaspur and my mother is a housemaker and my sister is doing MBBS. Now I want to tell about one more part of my family that is my teachers and friends. My teachers try to push me up and upgrade myself and my friends and try to make us perfect.

Aditya Banerjee (1)
Aditya Banerjee, 16 - South City International School, Kolkata

Films have always been a part of my life. Some inspired me, some motivated me, some made me cry and others made me burst into laughter. World cinema has really evolved from the black and white silent films to the coloured motion pictures, the stories have evolved with change in people’s outlook and mindset. The process of transforming a piece of paper (the script) into a live scene is what intrigues me so much. I wish to live this process everyday and become a part of Indian Film Industry and may even contribute to World cinema.